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A TALE OF TWO MEETINGS – ALLEGANY COUNTY STYLE

I attended two very different meetings this past week. On Monday (February 13th) I attended the Allegany County Legislature session in Belmont. On Saturday (February 18th) I attended a Town Hall meeting with Congressman Tom Reed at the Town of … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

There are many prices that must be paid for freedom and the right to govern ourselves. There are various types and amounts of taxes. We must put up with the “rights” of others, even when we vehemently disagree with them. … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VISION, MISSION STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES

If you don’t have a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish it becomes very difficult to achieve your desired results. That realization motivated a group of education leaders, business leaders and government leaders to spend almost a full … Continue reading

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PINWHELLS, TOWERS AND PATRIOTISM

  Several aspects of the April 11th Board of Legislators session were unusual. Privilege of the Floor was given to Public Health Educator Theresa Moore who described all of the things that the County Health Department does to make our lives … Continue reading

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2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET SHENANIGANS

New York State government is almost totally dysfunctional. This is clearly demonstrated by the 2016 State Budget that was adopted on April 1st. For example, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued “messages of necessity” (to get around pre-filing deadlines) to allow the … Continue reading

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COMMEMORATING VIETNAM VETERANS

Two significant events took place at the County Courthouse facilities on Monday, March 28, 2016. For me, the more significant event took place at 11:00 a.m.   A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service took place in front of the Courthouse. This ceremony … Continue reading

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CONVERGENCE or THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REVOLUTION

Over the past 25 years a revolution has occurred in the communications industry. It has far reaching consequences for our nation, our county, and for each of us as individuals. Over the past decade the County Legislature initially monitored these … Continue reading

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